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The Shimano Stradic FK Spinning Reels were designed with technical inshore anglers in mind, who demand toughness and durability in their spinning reels. Building upon the revolutionary series of spinning reels that inshore and freshwater anglers alike have come to love with the Stradic series of spinning reels, the FK leverages Hagane gearing and body for the ultimate cranking power and unmatched rigidity on top of other top Shimano technologies such as X-Ship. Whether you are targeting striped bass in the northeast or redfish, speckled trout, snook and more in the southeast, you will find the perfectly sized Stradic FK Spinning Reel to match your application.

Shimano Technology Found In Shimano Stradic FK Spinning Reels :
  • Hagane Gear - Boasting amazing strength and durability, Hagane Gear is a process in which the gearing is calculated in minute detail and cold forged instead of being cut. This application of state-of-the-art technologies gives the angler reel smoothness from the first use through years of enjoyment.
  • Hagane Body - A reel body with high rigidity, which virtually eliminates body flexing due to itís stiffness and impact resistance. The result? An anglerís actions are more efficiently transformed into cranking power. Itís efficiency through strength.
  • X-Ship - By supporting the pinion gear on both ends with bearings, the pinion gear remains in precise alignment with the drive gear and stays in the same position under even the heaviest of loads. This eliminates friction between the spool shaft and gear which translates to better casting performance and increased gear durability.
  • S A-RB Bearings - These bearings undergo the same anti-corrosion process as Shimanoís A-RB Bearings, with the addition of shields on both sides of the bearings to reduce the possibility of salt, dirt, or other foreign objects inhibiting the bearingís rotation.
  • Aero Wrap II - Utilizing a patented worm gear design, this two-speed oscillation system lays the line onto the spool in a X pattern that reduces line-on-line friction and helps to increase casting distance.
  • Aluminum Cold Forged Spool - Provides increased strength and durability over diecast aluminum or graphite spools.
  • Propulsion Line Management System - The most obvious component of this system is the Propulsion spool lip design, which has been proven through tens of thousands of casting tests and computer simulations to provide longer casts while preventing backlashes and wind knots.
  • Super Stopper - Super Stopper II anti-reverse uses a one-way stainless steel roller bearing to eliminate back-play in the reel and provide the angler with instant power when setting the hook.

Hagane Body: Metal reel body with high rigidity. The body stiffness and resistance virtually eliminates body flexing. The result transforms your actions directly into cranking power.
X-Ship: Provides greater power transmission efficiency through the use of large precision cut gears with increased bearing support
Aero Wrap II: is a worm gear oscillation system with specially designed pitch to create optimal oscillation speeds. This provides great uniform line lay to reduce loss of energy during the cast shape and thickness of the aluminum rotor creates high rigidity that results in more fish fihgting power. Increased mass of this rotor generates more inertia resulting in easier fishing of heavy jigs and high resistance lures
5 Stars based on 55 reviews
By Logan
Oviedo, Fl
May 2, 2019
Great reel
I have several 4000and 5000. They have held up well to the abuse.
By Matthew
March 29, 2019
Great reel
Have had this reel for over a year and it has been nothing but great.
By John
Seaford Delaware
February 25, 2019
great reel
have used stradics since the first models were introduced.always reliable
Prosexceptional smoothness and reliability
By Clay
Hammock beach Florida
February 20, 2019
all purpose reel
I have owned several Shimano Stradic reels. The 5000 series is an excellent reliable reel for surf and inshore fishing. I have not found a better reel
By Nick
Miami, Florida
January 31, 2019
Classic design, smooth, and sleak.
This reel has a great retrieval with smooth drag and a great balanced weight. The best value around. The 3000 is a very versatile size allowing for an almost complete reel for all inshore fishing. I like combining this reel with a Star Stellar Lite Fast Taper 7'6" rod for a moderate price ranged killer combo. 10lb Power Pro!
By Brian L.
Sw Florida
December 21, 2018
Shimano 3000
As a charter captain the equipment I use is tried and testier. This reel is the beast of inshore fishing. Handles salt water excellent. The quality of the reel easily catching the average 5lb fish but can also catch the monster 20 lb‚€™er when needed.
ProsDurable lightweight saltwater resilience quality built
By Brian L.
Sw Florida
December 21, 2018
Stradic 4000
I work as a fishing charter. Use these reels exclusively as they are the most durable and consistent quality were reel. . Will not buy anything else
Pros reliable. Quality built. Smooth. Consistent and drag. Handles salt water especially well.
By OBX351
December 17, 2018
My favorite spinning reel
I've got three of these and love them!! Very smooth and consistent they are the best spinning reels I've ever used. I mostly use them for casting for schooling stripers but I've hauled in several 10 lb to 15 lb catfish as well. It's well made and very easy to maintain.
ConsThey aren't cheap.
By William
Panama city beach, Florida
December 3, 2018
Excellent reel
Hands down an excellent reel for the price. I own 4 of them.
ProsStable after time and use, strong and smooth drag
By Exkeydet
Lexington, VA
November 16, 2018
You can't beat the Stradic line for virtually every kind of saltwater fishing. I've owned several generations of Stradics, and this one is the best one yet.

This is a mid-priced reel, but you get a lot for the money. It may not be the 'top of the line", but it comes very close.

By Captain H.
Stuart, Florida
November 8, 2018
Only reels I can get to hold up to everyday use
I LOVE my Stradic reels! I have them in a variety of sizes and use them for inshore saltwater in Florida. They're the only reels I can get to hold up to everyday use. If you take the time to clean them and then service them once a year, they'll last forever. Great line capacity and a drag that lets you put the brakes on fish when you need to.
By Griffin
Annapolis, MD
November 5, 2018
Fantastic Fishing Reel
I got the stradic 4000 to fish primarily for rockfish and it has been fantastic. I have used it countless different environments on countless different species and it has held up to all of them. This reel is extremely durable and tough. My reel has been completely submerged in saltwater several times in my 3 years of owning it and I have never had an issue with it. I would 100% recommend this reel to anyone.
By Danny
Punta Gorda
October 11, 2018
Super Tough!
I fish the salt almost every day and these reels are super tough. Crazy smooth and almost no wind knots.
By Neil
September 14, 2018
Great travel reel
Light, smooth and reliable. and in this size....hopefully.... big enough for larger Jack Crevalle and Roosterfish.... But we shall see.
By Richard
Nantucket, MA
July 18, 2018
Best reel in the world
I used Penn reels for 50 years but their quality has gone to hell. A co-worker told me about Stradic, I bought the 3000 and its the best reef I‚€™ve ever had. In 6 years no wind knots, no bail or mechanical problems, nothing and it gets used hard. I‚€™ll never buy anything but Stradic from now on.
ConsNone whatsoever
27 Questions & 28 Answers
from Wildwood, New Jersey asked:
May 6, 2019
What would be better suited for rockpile fishing for weakfish, flounder, small blues. Stradic FK 3000 or 4000?
1 Answer
Out of the two the 4000 would be better overall†
Submitted by: Bernie De Graaf on May 8, 2019

from mid coast Maine asked:
April 2, 2019
interested in a Shimano Stradic 4000 for stripper fishing off the Maine coast, what would be a good boat rod to pair ? thanks

1 Answer
A 7 foot mh St.Croix Avid inshore would pair well with the 4000k Stradic†
Submitted by: Bernie De Graaf on April 3, 2019

from Massachusetts asked:
February 13, 2019
is a stradic 5000 to big for casting a seven ft mh st croix mojo inshore, I want to be able to hold enough 20lb braid.
1 Answer
The 5000 stradic fk would be ok paired with the 7 foot mh mojo inshore
Submitted by: Bernie on February 14, 2019

from West palm beach FLA asked:
December 9, 2018
Is the Shimano Stradic 2500 series recommended for saltwater trout fishing
1 Answer
You may want to go up a size but yes the Shimano Stradic FK is saltwater safe.
Submitted by: Bernie on December 10, 2018

from Falmouth MA asked:
October 20, 2018
stratic4000 fk vs stradic ci4 4000....... for stripers, blues and albies?? and what would you recommend for a rod? I was thinking a 7' M or MH, fast action.... throwing soft plastics and 5/8 or 7/8 epoxies etc
1 Answer
The Shimano Stradic ci4+ 4000 is a better built reel then the stradic 4000 it can and will handle harder fighting fish with the stradic fk your going to get a larger spool capacity.
Submitted by: Bernie on October 22, 2018

Juan Q.
from P.Vta Mexico asked:
October 25, 2017
Shimano stradic 5000 fk viene con dos bobinas?
1 Answer
The Stradic FK Spinning Reels solo viene con un carrete
Submitted by: Bernie on October 26, 2017

Eric b
from Nj asked:
November 5, 2018
Should I get the 4000 or 5000 to put on a 7foot heavy stcoix Avid inshore? Using it for stripers
1 Answer
Either one pairs well with that rod. I would decide based on the fishing you are doing and what you are targeting. The 5000 holds a bit more line capacity than the 4000. If you prefer a power handle the 5000 comes with it, the 4000 does not have a power handle.
Submitted by: Rebecca on November 6, 2018

from Hammonton, NJ asked:
April 17, 2018
What size Stradic would fit best on an 8‚€™ Tsunami Airwave Elite spinning rod?
1 Answer
The size Stradic that would best fit the 8' Tsunami Rod Elite would be the 5000 Stradic.
Submitted by: Donald on April 18, 2018

from NJ asked:
April 11, 2018
What size reel would you recommend for a 7' medium power/fast action rod used mostly for fishing bay and inshore for flounder?
1 Answer
The Shimano 4000 FK model would pair well with the 7' M rod for the application your looking to use the combo for.
Submitted by: Donald on April 12, 2018

from Greece asked:
April 11, 2018
Hi i am from Greece and i have a shore jigging rod Hart bloody evo 2 cw30-120... And i have 60gr jigs so which reel can i use and which size??? Thanksss
1 Answer
The Shimano Stradic FK 4000 Spinning Reel would be a good size for the application your intending on using the reel for.
Submitted by: Donald on April 11, 2018

from Boca Raton asked:
March 4, 2018
What would be a good rod for the stradic 5000
1 Answer
The St. Croix VIS80MF Avid Inshore Spinning Rod - 8 ft. or the St Croix MIS76MF Mojo Inshore Spinning Rod would be solid options if pairing them with the Shimano Stradic 5000 FK.
Submitted by: Donald on March 6, 2018

from Egypt asked:
January 30, 2018
is this reel size 4000 or 3000 suitable for slow jigging and bottom fishing with 30-50 lb braid line and which size would be better?
1 Answer
The Stradic 4000 would be the best option for the application your using the reel for.
Submitted by: Donald on January 30, 2018

from Gulf of Mexico asked:
January 2, 2018
Would a Shimano Stratic 5000 be a good match with a Trevala TVS-70ML rod? I don't plan to jig with it....but use it for black fish and red fish inshore in the gulf of Mexico? Thanks!
1 Answer
The Shimano Stratic 5000 paired with the Trevala TVS-70ML rod would be suitable for the style of fishing your looking to do. This combo could easily be used for blackfish and redfish.
Submitted by: Donald on January 3, 2018

from Jax, FL asked:
November 22, 2017
What size stradic would you recommend for a St. croix TIS70MF rod? I'm usually throwing 1/2 to 3/4 oz lures inshore.
1 Answer
The 4000 size Stradic Fk would pair nicely with the TIS70MF throwing 1/2 oz - 3/4 oz lures.
Submitted by: Donald on November 22, 2017

Jacob McAllister
from Atlanta,Georgia asked:
October 6, 2017
Is it saltwater approved?
2 Answers
Jacob, Hello yes this reel can be used for saltwater.
Submitted by: Tyler on October 9, 2017
Yes it is.
Submitted by: Devon on October 9, 2017

Mike C.
from North Carolina asked:
May 9, 2017
I recently purchased a Stradic 4000 XG reel. How does this differ from the FK model and can it be used for saltwater fishing?
1 Answer
With the CI4 construction body and having a max drag of 24 compared to the FK at 20 lb makes this reel in my opinion a better reel. The CI4 series reels are also lighter reels.
Submitted by: Donald on May 10, 2017

from Fort Worth, Texas asked:
May 8, 2017
I want to purchase this reel in a 3000 size for inshore purposes, but I would also use it for Largemouth, Would you recommend this?
1 Answer
This is a great reel for both applications.
Submitted by: Devon on May 9, 2017

from groveland ma asked:
March 25, 2017
do the stradic fk 4000 and 5000 have the same body making spools interchangeable??
1 Answer
There is a slight difference in the construction of the bodies between both reels. The spools are not interchangeable between the 4000 and 5000 size reels. Thank you for considering TackleDirect for your fishing needs.
Submitted by: Donald on March 25, 2017

from California asked:
March 7, 2017
Which size real would you recommend for a g-loom is TSR 802-2?
1 Answer
The Stradic 1000 FK would be the best fit and balance well with the TSR 802-2. Thank you for considering TackleDirect for your fishing needs.
Submitted by: Donald on March 7, 2017

from Florida asked:
March 2, 2017
What size Teramar would pair well with the 3000 fk
1 Answer
The Shimano TMS-X66M Teramar Inshore Southeast Spinning Rod or Shimano TMS-X70M Teramar Inshore Southeast Spinning Rod would pair well with Shimano ST3000HGFK Stradic FK Spinning Reel. Thank you for considering TackleDirect for your fishing needs.
Submitted by: Donald on March 2, 2017

from Brownville,Texas asked:
January 30, 2017
Hello I had a question, can you interchange the spools of the 2500 FK and the 3000 FK ? Thanks
1 Answer
Yes you can. In the Stradic a 2500 size and a C3000 size utilize the same reel body, the C3000 size spool simply has a larger line capacity.
Submitted by: Devon on February 3, 2017

from Atlantic City asked:
March 12, 2016
I recently picked up a G. Loomis Classic Spin Jig Fishing Rod SJR722 GL3 for summer time flounder fishing in the bay. Mostly for bouncing light bucktails off the bottom. What size real would you recommend? I can't decide between 2500 or 3000.
1 Answer
I would suggest a 3000 size reel. For the line capacity.
Submitted by: Tyler on March 15, 2016

from VA asked:
January 5, 2016
Might be a dumb question but will spinning the spool backward hurt the reel?
1 Answer
That would not hurt the spool.
Submitted by: David on January 6, 2016

jerome lee jaring
from dubai UAE asked:
October 27, 2015
i want to use a shore jig rod, which is 10ft, 15g to 42g casting weight and will spool it with 20lbs power pro...which reel is suitable the 4000 or 5000.
1 Answer
I would recommend using the 5000 size for a rod like that.
Submitted by: David on October 27, 2015

from PERU, LIMA asked:
September 12, 2015
I'm looking to pair a shimano stradic FK spin with a St. Croix TIS76MHF3 Tidemaster Inshore Spinning Travel Rod. Which model would be best? Iīm still hesitating with the stradic FK...
1 Answer
Either size would work, but I would probably use the 5000 size for that rod.
Submitted by: David on September 12, 2015

from Titusville, Florida asked:
August 8, 2015
Will they come out with a 6000 or higher in the future.
1 Answer
No, we are not expecting to see anything bigger than a 5000 size for this reel.
Submitted by: David on August 12, 2015

from Boston, MA asked:
July 30, 2015
Is this reel rated for salt water?
1 Answer
Hello AWK. Yes, these reels can be used in saltwater.
Submitted by: Brandon on July 31, 2015


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